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Repatriation decision lies with Myanmar: Haas

Haas said the US will continue to be the largest donor for the humanitarian assistance of the Rohingya

21 Feb 2024 12:56 am
Commerce ministry to share commodity prices on website daily

The commerce ministry will only fix price of a commodity if it seems too high

21 Feb 2024 12:34 am
Bumrah, injured Rahul out of fourth England Test

Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been rested from the fourth Test against England and batsman KL Rahul ruled out due to injury, the country's cricket board said Tuesday.

21 Feb 2024 12:09 am
Bangladesh, Ghana talk on contract farming

Bangladesh and Ghana today discussed various aspects of contract farming by Bangladeshi entrepreneurs in the African nation to create employment opportunities as well as ensure food security

20 Feb 2024 11:57 pm
Murray snaps six-match losing run in Doha opener

Former world number one Andy Murray ended a six-match losing run to topple qualifier Alexandre Muller 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) at the Qatar Open on Tuesday.

20 Feb 2024 11:48 pm
President, PM pay homage to Language Movement heroes

President Md Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day

20 Feb 2024 11:45 pm
Protesters surround Bandhu office

A group of protesters, led by suspended BRAC University adjunct lecturer Asif Mahtab Utsha, surrounded the office of Bandhu Welfare Society in Kakrail this afternoon to demonstrate against gender diversity

20 Feb 2024 11:31 pm
BFIU Annual Report: Suspicious transaction, activity reports up 65pc

There were 14,106 reports of suspicious financial activities and transactions in the 2022-23 fiscal year, a 65 percent rise from the previous year, according to Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit.

20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm
Three new apps to enhance digital experience in Bangla

The government has developed three AI-based software promoting the Bengali language in the digital space, enabling users to convert Bengali text to speech and speech to text and extract text from images.

20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm
International Mother Language Day: Languages we may lose soon

Mang Pru Marma, 78, from Kranchipara of Bandarbans Alikadam upazila, is among the last seven speakers, all of whom are elderly, of Rengmitcha language.

20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm
Conflict in Myanmar: Lull across border, calm in Teknaf

People of Shahporir Dwip in Teknaf yesterday passed a day without any sound of explosion from the other side of the border where Myanmar government troops and rebel Arakan Army have been locked in fierce fighting since earlier this month.

20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm
Extortion, clique jacking up prices of eggs, chicken

The Bangladesh Poultry Association has blamed extortion on roads and syndicates for the recent price hike of eggs and chicken.

20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm
Civic activist Shamim gets bail, sued under CSA

Civic activist and owner of a graphic design studio, Shamim Ashraf, arrested allegedly for designing posters against the city corporation and its mayor, was granted bail yesterday.

20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm
Businesses demand world-class logistics policy

Businesses in Bangladesh yesterday demanded the government ensure world-class logistics services to address different challenges in this regard as the maiden national logistics policy will be framed soon.

20 Feb 2024 11:30 pm
Morsalin to miss Palestine matches

Promising forward Sheikh Morsalin is all set to miss out on the home-and-away fixtures of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Palestine in March, informed national team coach Javier Cabrera.

20 Feb 2024 10:49 pm
Unite against tobacco, vaping: Saima Wazed

In a decisive call to nations within its South-East Asia Region, the World Health Organisation is emphasizing the urgent need to escalate actions against the consumption of tobacco and the growing trend of e-cigarette use

20 Feb 2024 10:18 pm
Russell blitz decisive in Comilla's win over Rangpur

Comilla Victorians all-rounder Andre Russell played a decisive role with the bat as he powered his side over the line with a 12-ball 43 against table-toppers Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League in Chattogram on Tuesday.

20 Feb 2024 9:52 pm
Flights wont be diverted to foreign airports

Ctg, Sylhet airports to operate 24/7 in winter

20 Feb 2024 9:51 pm
Govt to distribute Tk 2.03cr among journalists from welfare trust

The government has approved Tk 2.03 crore for distributing among journalists and their families from Bangladesh Journalist Welfare Trust (BJWT)

20 Feb 2024 9:51 pm
PM to brief media on Germany visit Friday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference on Friday morning to brief the media about the outcome of her recent three-day visit to Munich, Germany

20 Feb 2024 9:47 pm
Extend tax return filing deadline for companies: FBCCI

It wants the deadline to be extended until April 30

20 Feb 2024 9:33 pm
US again vetoes UN Security Council push for Gaza ceasefire

The United States today again vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire

20 Feb 2024 9:33 pm
Gaza health crisis can kill 8,000 more by August: report

Even if the fighting in Gaza stopped now, about 8,000 more people could still die there over the next six months due to the public health crisis caused by the Israel-Hamas war, according to a report by independent researchers in the US and Britain

20 Feb 2024 9:16 pm
BELA serves legal notice to CoxDA, 8 authorities to stop hill cutting

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) has issued a legal notice to the Cox's Bazar Development Authority (CoxDA) and eight other authorities concerned to stop cutting hills and filling water bodies

20 Feb 2024 9:10 pm
Dhaka trade fair logs Tk 392 crore in export orders

The month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair ends today

20 Feb 2024 8:57 pm
2 Ansarullah Bangla Team members arrested

Members of the Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of Bangladesh Police have arrested two members of the banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team from Gazipur and Jhalakathi

20 Feb 2024 8:29 pm
Kui: Only 3 speakers of this language in Bangladesh

As a result, the Kui language is now on the list of endangered languages in the country

20 Feb 2024 7:51 pm
25th BCS Forum new committee elected

A 35-member committee has been elected of the 25th BCS Forum (all cadre) for the 2024-2025 term recently

20 Feb 2024 7:32 pm
Nuha, Nuba separated after 15hr surgery

The sixth phase of surgery on Nuha and Nuba, who share a spine, was performed at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Medical University (BSMMU) from 9:00am on Monday

20 Feb 2024 7:31 pm
Drugs case against Pori Moni: HC to deliver verdict on trial proceedings Thursday

The High Court will deliver its verdict on Thursday on whether the trial proceedings of a narcotics case against film actress Pori Moni will run or not

20 Feb 2024 7:10 pm
Ekhushey February: Many port city dwellers to pay tribute at makeshift Shaheed Minar

Civil society members in Chattogram have decided to pay tribute to the Language Martyrs of 1952 at a makeshift Shaheed Minar on February 21 to mark International Mother Language Day..They expressed disappointment over the design of the newly-built Shaheed Minar on KC Dey Road in the port c

20 Feb 2024 7:02 pm
Indian SC overturns earlier result of Chandigarh poll, declares new mayor

Indias Supreme Court today overturned the result of the Chandigarh mayoral poll in which the BJP candidate had emerged an unlikely winner and declared defeated his AAP-Congress alliance rival Kuldeep Kumar as the citys new mayor

20 Feb 2024 6:58 pm
Hazardous air: DoE asks Dhaka residents to wear masks outdoors

The Department of Environment (DoE) has advised people in Dhaka to wear masks if the air pollution in the capital reaches hazardous level

20 Feb 2024 6:43 pm
Nation set to pay tributes to language martyrs tomorrow

The nation is set to observe Amar Ekushey, Language Martyr's Day (Shaheed Day) and International Mother Language Day tomorrow, marking the supreme sacrifice of the language heroes for upholding the dignity of mother tongue Bangla

20 Feb 2024 5:58 pm
Preeti's death: Ashfaqul, wife denied bail

A Dhaka court today denied bail to The Daily Star executive editor and his wife in a case filed over the death of Preeti Urang, a teenage domestic worker who fell from their residential building in the capital's Mohammadpur on February 6

20 Feb 2024 5:33 pm
DUET teacher among 2 killed in Gazipur road accident

Two people, including a teacher of Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), were killed when a bus hit their motorcycle on the Tongi flyover in Kaderia area this afternoon

20 Feb 2024 5:32 pm
2 dead turtles wash ashore on Sonapara sea beach in Cox's Bazar

Two dead turtles of Olive Ridley species washed ashore on the Sonapara sea beach in Coxs Bazars Ukhiya upazila this morning

20 Feb 2024 4:34 pm
Ton-up Tanzid cements playoff spot for Chattogram

Chattogram Challengers opener Tanzid Tamim notched up his maiden T20 hundred to power his side to a 65run win over Khulna Tigers in the Bangladesh Premier League in Chattogram on Tuesday.

20 Feb 2024 4:33 pm
Spanish ambassador presents credentials to President Shahabuddin

The newly appointed Ambassador of Spain to Bangladesh Gabriel Maria Sistiaga Ochoa de Chinchetru today presented credentials to President Mohammed Shahabuddin at the Bangabhaban

20 Feb 2024 4:33 pm
EU envoys pay homage to Language Movement martyrs

The European Union (EU) Delegation and all EU Member State embassies in Bangladesh today paid profound homage to the language martyrs ahead of February 21

20 Feb 2024 4:24 pm
Marufa wins Cricinfo award for best WODI bowling performance 2023

Marufa claimed 4 for 29 against India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on July 26 to help the hosts seal a 40-run win

20 Feb 2024 3:52 pm
New Covid variant can infect even those with 2 vaccine doses: BSMMU

Vice-Chancellor Prof Sharfuddin Ahmed says after BSSMU conducts genome sequencing

20 Feb 2024 3:43 pm
59 proxy Dakhil examinees detained in Naogaon

In a significant crackdown on academic fraud, 59 individuals posing as students were detained for attempting to take the Arabic-I test as impersonators during the ongoing Dakhil examination

20 Feb 2024 3:00 pm
Tanzid Tamim dazzles with explosive ton

Tanzid made 116 off 65 balls in a brilliantly paced innings where he hit eight fours and the same number of sixes

20 Feb 2024 2:45 pm
Amar Ekushey teaches us not to bow our heads: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged countrymen to move ahead with heads held high as Amar Ekushey (February 21) taught them not to bow their heads

20 Feb 2024 2:13 pm
Soybean oil prices to decrease by Tk 10 from March 1

Edible oil refiners said today that soybean oil price would be cut by Tk 10 a litre from March 1 to pass on the benefit of reduced duty and value-added tax to consumers

20 Feb 2024 1:54 pm
Afreen Akhter to become first US official to visit Dhaka since Jan 7 polls

US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Afreen Akhter will arrive in Dhaka on a three-day visit on February 24, diplomatic sources confirmed today

20 Feb 2024 1:44 pm
8 Bangladeshis identified among those who drowned in Mediterranean on Feb 14

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) revealed the identities of eight Bangladeshis who met a tragic fate while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea

20 Feb 2024 1:34 pm
PM confers Ekushey Padak to 21 eminent citizens

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today conferred the Ekushey Padak 2024 to 21 eminent personalities in recognition of their outstanding contributions in various fields

20 Feb 2024 12:33 pm
Aide says Mahathir is conscious, dismisses claim he is in critical condition

Malaysia's former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is conscious and not in critical condition, says his close aide, refuting claims on social media

20 Feb 2024 12:19 pm